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Iowa Department of Administrative Services Garage Operations Assistant in Knoxville, Iowa

Garage Operations Assistant

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Garage Operations Assistant

Salary

$47,736.00 - $72,508.80 Annually

Location

Knoxville - 50138 - Marion County, IA

Job Type

Full-time

Agency

645 Iowa Department of Transportation

Job Number

21-01734

Closing

1/24/2021 11:59 PM Central

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Point of Contact

Mike Kingery, michael.kingery@iowadot.us

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Job Description

What we offer YOU:

  • Team-oriented, positive work environment

  • Excellent benefits package

  • Biweekly vacation accrual and separate sick leave

  • Opportunities for professional growth and development – including training, courses and conferences

  • Iowa Public Employee Retirement System (IPERS) Retirement Package

  • Employee discounts from a variety of vendors (fitness, recreation, & travel)

Our mission

The mission of the Iowa DOT is to get you there safely, efficiently and conveniently. We need talented, passionate people working together to make this happen. We are looking to grow our teams with people who share our energy and enthusiasm for making that mission a reality every single day.

The team

The Iowa Department of Transportation's Highway Division is made up of more than 1,000 employees. These dedicated folks provide the support and services to maintain 114,000 lane miles of roadway with over 4,000 pieces of equipment located in more than 150 facilities statewide.

As a Garage Operations Assistant you’ll contribute to DOT’s mission by conducting year-round repairs and preventive maintenance of state highways such as:

  • Assist the Highway Maintenance Supervisor by organizing, coordinating, and overseeing administrative operations, maintenance work and staff.

  • Prepare plans for maintenance activities within budgetary limitations by establishing priorities, goals and objectives.

  • Evaluate and assist HMS to provide a response to roadway emergencies such as accidents, flooding, road closures and inclement weather.

  • Review equipment maintenance records, material supplies, inventory records, and crew reports.

  • Operate large equipment for shoulder work, grading, paving, right of way work and bridge projects.

  • Operate snow and ice removal equipment.

  • Occasionally travel overnight.

Whatever the challenge, you’ll be helping travelers get where they need to go safely. What could be more rewarding than that?Excited to join the Iowa DOT team? Apply today!

Minimum Qualification Requirements

Applicants must meet at least one of the following minimum requirements to qualify for positions in this job classification:

1) Graduation from high school, GED, or equivalency, and experience equal to four years of fulltime work in highway maintenance and equipment operation.

2) All of the following (a, b, and c):

a. Graduation from high school, GED, or equivalency; and

b. Two years of full-time work experience in highway maintenance and equipment operation; and

c. A total of two years of education and/or full-time experience (as described in part b), where thirty semester hours of accredited college or university course work in construction technology/management or engineering equals one year of full-time experience.

3) Current, continuous experience in the state executive branch that includes two years of full-time work as a Highway Technician Associate or Equipment Operator Senior..

For additional information, please click on thislink to view the job description.

Additional Qualification Requirements

  • Positions in this class require possession of a valid Commercial Learner’s Permit upon hire. Within a timeframe determined by the appointing authority, a valid Commercial Driver’s License with the required endorsements and applicable restrictions must be obtained and subsequently maintained to continue employment.

  • In conjunction with Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations (parts 40 and 382), this job requires a pre-employment drug screen and will require ongoing participation in the employer’s random drug and alcohol testing program and will be subject to the regulations regarding the Federal drug and alcohol testing program.

  • Prior to starting employment, all persons are required to have a post offer, pre-employment physical verifying the physical ability to perform the duties described.

  • Within a period of time after hire, as determined by the appointing authority, employees in this class may be required to obtain and maintain Herbicide Applicator certification from the Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship.

  • Travel, including overnight travel, may be required for positions in this class. Employees must arrange transportation to and from assigned work areas.

  • Within a timeframe determined by the appointing authority, employees in designated positions are required to reside within a defined driving time, during normal conditions, from the assigned work location.

  • Employees must respond to emergency situations as required.

  • Employees must be able to work up to 16 consecutive hours.

Join Us!

Whether it's caring for those in need, making highways safer, or improving agriculture production, the work that we do matters to the people of Iowa.

We take our responsibilities and the public trust very seriously. We are committed to delivering the services that matter most to the people of Iowa. If you have the skills, the commitment and the desire to make a difference, then we invite you to explore the career opportunities available with the State of Iowa.

CareerChoices

State government is one of the largest employers in Iowa, and also one of the most diverse. From state trooper to nurse to engineer, the state offers a wide variety of career opportunities.

Benefits

The state offers paid vacation, sick time and holidays, a defined benefit retirement plan, health, dental, vision, and long-term disability insurance along with flexible spending accounts. For more information, please visit the executive branch employee benefits website.

The State of Iowa is committed to providing an outstanding employment experience. Check out thisBenefits Beyond the Paycheck brochure.

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Do you understand that the answers to all of the following questions must be truthful, honest, and accurate to the best of your ability?

Please read all questions and answers thoroughly and make sure you understand them completely.Ensure the answers to your questions match the information filled out on your application and the attachments you have uploaded. If the answers to your questions are inconsistent with your application information or uploaded attachments, you will be given zero points for the question.Knowingly misrepresenting the facts when submitting any information related to an application, examination, certification, appeal, or any other facet of the selection process will result in your disqualification from this application and future employment with the state of Iowa.

  • Yes - I understand and agree.

  • No

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PLEASE READ CAREFULLY

Have you filed a registration statement pursuant to the federal Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938, as amended, 22 U.S.C. §611 et seq?

  • No - I have NOT filed a registration statement pursuant to the federal Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938, as amended, 22 U.S.C. §611 et seq

  • Yes - I HAVE filed a registration statement pursuant to the federal Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938, as amended, 22 U.S.C. §611 et seq

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Do you have a high school diploma or G.E.D.? IF YES - How many years of full-time work in highway maintenanceandequipment operation do you have?

  • No applicable - I do not have a High School Diploma or General Education Diploma (G.E.D.)

  • I do not have experience in highway maintenance

  • I do not have any experience in equipment operation work

  • Less than two years of experience in BOTH highway maintenance AND equipment operation

  • Two years to less than four years of experience in BOTH highway maintenance AND equipment operation

  • Four or more years of experience in BOTH highway maintenance AND equipment operation

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How many years do you have of full-time work in highway maintenance and equipment operation AND accredited post high school education in construction technology/management or engineering?

NOTE:30 semester hours of accredited post high school education in construction technology/management or engineering may substitute for each year of the required experience to a maximum substitution of two years.

  • No applicable - I do not have a post High School education in construction technology/management or engineering

  • I do not have experience in highway maintenance

  • I do not have experience in equipment operation

  • Less than two years of the combined education in construction technology/management or engineering AND full-time work experience in BOTH highway maintenance and equipment operation

  • Two years to less than four years of the combined education in construction technology/management or engineering AND full-time work experience in BOTH highway maintenance and equipment operation

  • Four or more years of the combined education in construction technology/management or engineering AND full-time work experience in BOTH highway maintenance and equipment operation

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If you are a CURRENT employee for the State of Iowa (Executive Branch): How many years of full-time work experience do you have in the classification of Highway Technician Associate and/or an Equipment Operator Senior?

  • Less than one year of full-time work experience

  • More than one year to less than two years of full-time work experience

  • More than two years of full-time work experience

  • Not Applicable

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State of Iowa

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645 Iowa Department of Transportation

Address

800 Lincoln WayAmes, Iowa, 50010

Website

https://iowadot.gov/careers/

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